Edinburgh’s Holyrood Distillery has unveiled Height Of Arrows, a new gin that has been created with whisky in mind.
Drawing on the idea that whisky’s myriad flavours rely on a handful of ingredients, Height Of Arrows rejects the idea of numerous botanical additions and is gin stripped back to its core, with juniper alone. The mouth feel evocative of a whisky experience is also achieved through beeswax and salt, lending layers of texture and full-bodied flavour to the gin.
The distillery’s imposing backdrop of Arthur’s Seat provides the inspiration for the gin, Height Of Arrows being the literal translation of Àrd-Na-Said, the Gaelic name for the mountain. Standing at 251m, the height of Arthur’s Seat is apparently the furthest distance an archer could fire a bow.
Managing Director of Holyrood Distillery, Nick Ravenhall, commented: “In Height of Arrows, we have made a gin that is distilled from our DNA as whisky makers. In whisky making we work with simplicity. Barley, water and yeast.
“We’ve taken this same mind set to Height of Arrows and created a complex gin born from juniper alone taking centre stage. Our hope is that gin fans will be thrilled to explore a new direction in modern gin; one that elevates today’s gin drinking experience.”
Sold in a 70cl bottle and priced at £34.95, Height Of Arrows is currently available to buy from Hard to Find Whisky but will also be available from Holyrood Distillery’s website from late September 2021.